Healthy Living Membership

  • The Center at Ananda Laurelwood The Center at Ananda Laurelwood
  • Gaston, Oregon, USA
  • Ongoing
  • $70.00 - Annual Membership Fee $10.00 - 30 Day Membership $5.00 - One Day Guest Fee (with Residential Student or Karma Yoga Intern)

About us

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Relax and Recharge:  Your Pacific NW Getaway for Inspiration

In today’s world, where do you go for beautiful countrysides and glorious sunsets?  With 225 pastoral acres to wander and wildlife to enjoy, the Center is a four-season destination for serenity and refreshment.

Benefits of Our Membership ProgramBrochure Image of Friends

  • Afternoon yoga classes (Thurs/Fri/Sat 4:30-6:00 pm)
  • Group meditations offered three times daily Mon-Saturday
  • Healthy and hearty vegetarian dining on Wednesday and Saturday.  Enjoy discounts on all meals in the Green Hill Cafe
  • Monthly community kirtans
  • Use of our lounge areas
  • Private nature trails
  • Gardens
  • Discounts on most classes, programs and events
  • 10% off all merchandise in our Boutique

Healthy Living Program Packages

  • Annual Membership:  $70
  • 30-day Membership:  $10

We also have a one-day guest fee when accompanied by a Cities of Light student or karma yoga intern for $5

 

The Center at Ananda Laurelwood is an ideal environment to quickly “unplug” from life’s daily stresses and learn lifelong techniques for an improved quality of life. The retreat center has great energy, beautiful surroundings, and warm, open people. The food was excellent and the lodging comfortable.

Venue Highlights

The Center at Ananda Laurelwood is located 45 minutes west of downtown Portland in Oregon, surrounded by farmland, forest, and wetlands, with vistas of gently rolling hills stretching west to the coastal range. Quiet, serene, and inspiring, the landscape itself rejuvenates the soul.

The campus was originally designed and built as a residential high-school for the Seventh Day Adventist community. Retreat buildings are updated and comfortable, while retaining the charm and nostalgia of mid-century architecture.

Classrooms are sunny and bright, with plenty of room to stretch out and immerse yourself in a workshop, discussion group, or movement class.

Afternoon yoga classes are offered almost daily, year round.

Group meditations are held each morning and mid-day. Meditation instruction can be arranged.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

All meals are vegetarian, with vegan and gluten-free options available. Grace Kitchen tries to accommodate special dietary needs.

Accommodations

Most of the accommodations at the Center at Ananda Laurelwood are dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms down the hall. Most rooms have a sink in the corner. All rooms have ample closets and are quite spacious, light, and airy with good-sized windows looking out either across Laurelwood valley or onto the hillside above the retreat center.

You can choose your sleeping preference: twin, double, or queen bed. A small number of rooms have an en suite bathroom. A 2-bedroom apartment with kitchen and bath is also available.

Directions

From Portland airport (PDX), take the MAX light rail to the Beaverton Transit Station. Uber or Lyft are available for the picturesque, 30-minute drive to the Center at Ananda Laurelwood.

For GPS directions, enter Academy Way, Gaston OR.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To fix me and therefore fix the world. Rogers
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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